Shivakti

Shivakti

Shivakti are Ruz and Mayi with friends…
We offer an eclectic mix of,
homegrown song & story.
A cross pollination of style and culture.

The ensemble is versatile,
flexible & able to play according
to venue and occasion.

The core is Russell & Mayinda.
With Mitsuo & Bharti,
as the Shivakti ‘shake a leg’ band.

Ruz:- Guitar, Shruti, Hand Drum, Vocals.
Mayi:- Harmonium, Vocals.
Mitsuo:- Guitars, Vocals.
Bharti:- Bass, Dilruba, Vocals.

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Lilting lyrical tunes,
pulsing hand drum grooves,
mellifluous vocals to
foot stomping sing along songs.
Bardic tales of wonder,
gratitude, fun and nature.Journey between inner and outer worlds.
Leap between words & lines,
turning reason back to rhyme.

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Russell Hibbs
Hi there every/anyone- this feels like a long thyme coming! I have been "ripening" in the hills and forests of the shire for a long while, with just the occasional gig here and there. I deeply appreciate those who have used my songs and stories in various events over the years, it has been soul food to me & your feedback has kept the heart & art nourished. I know that it is time to share music and vision again, as the beautiful dreaming of this planet meets the weight of nightmares. This album recorded by Bharti with Mayinda Mayi & Mitsuo Hanafusa, the Shivakti band, was recorded live in a living room (with studio overdubs), on my last birthday and has been fermenting in the bottle since. My Virgo moon prevented its release, along with all the other offerings, (see Russell Hibbs Bandcamp). The medicine within contains variable homeopathic offerings, the mother tincture is now available and i would love to see you at forthcoming concerts...All the Bless't Ruz.
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11 months ago

Russell Hibbs

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New album available at bandcamp; [email protected]To the light in all things, earth and stars, awake or asleep. "We are star dust we are golden, billion year old carbon"--- and we are in the garden! Thanx Ar... ... See MoreSee Less

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Mossman gorge and Emerald ck For friends and relations xxSurrender to the flow, Let Go ... See MoreSee Less

2 years ago

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A bardic tale, words by W.B Yeates, music by Russell Hibbs

Wandering Oengus
From the album Good Medicine
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2 years ago

Wandering Oengus

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This link works....

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2 years ago

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Hi Russell xxx

This song is for dear Rukma, who Journeyed on ahead of us a few days ago... Blessings on your Journey Rukma, we love you

Arabesque
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2 years ago

Arabesque

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Nice!

Silver and Gold... ... See MoreSee Less

3 years ago

Silver and Gold...

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Gold and Silver........

lovely hoto of you both x

Gorgeous... ❤️

Sweet as a pair of partridges!

both have such interesting faces

Hi Russell & Mayinda, hope2 c u both again sometime, did send u a msg some time ago! Rikki...................(remember Svargo's plce earlier this year)

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3 years ago

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This is so great 🙂

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3 years ago

Xmas gig at Mirrambeena, Rock n Roll

House concerts Byron and Beyond.........Journey into the Heart of Nature and the Nature of Heart.........
Russell &Mayinda are available with songs, sounds and stories for house concerts, retreats, festivals & ceremonial events...http://shivakti.com/russell-and-mayinda
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3 years ago

House concerts Byron and Beyond.........

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Fin bild på er😘

Russell and Mayinda at Wallaby Creek Fabulous Festival ... See MoreSee Less

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Russell and Mayinda at Wallaby Creek Fabulous Festival

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Two hunkaspunks!

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From three distant and separate lands they came,
to the windswept shores of Aotearoa.
Three braids, three strands to weave a feathered cloak of kinship.
Who lived as a nation for two thousand years in peace.

Who tattoo'ed their faces with spiral pattern,
who harvested fish and birds,
yet increased their number.
Who cut tall trees,
leaving the forest stronger.
Who carved greenstone,
without breaking it's spirit.
who wore robes & shoes of flax.
Who cared for the web of life,
keeping the balance.

Who made offering to,
Tane Mahuta, Hine Moana,
Te Kumera.
Who sang songs of arrival,
at soaring towers of stone,
home to Kahu the eagle.

Standing up at sacred nest the hare and hawk i saw.
Standing up at castle hill to honour Waitaha.
Wind whips tussock grass,
cloud of powa shell.
Tuatara guards greenstone trails,
that lead to hidden realms.
Moon of the berries is waning to clay,
song of Waitaha,
along the white whales way.

Naked to stand at te kohanga,
face wet with tears,
and ask the god's to heal my heart,
receive this karakia.

I give respect to the white haired elders,
with eyes of leaves and cloaks of snow.
I give respect to the white haired elders,
from the peaks of Aotearoa.

And so they journey'd to answer the call of stone,
a stone of stones.
A stone touched by the gods.
That bound together,
the healing colours of land, sea and stars.
And it carried the healing beauty of the mother star.
And it became known as pounamu.

Now on www.Shivakti.com

Te Kohanga by Russell Hibbs and Bunna Lawrie
From the album Wibaru
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3 years ago

Te Kohanga by Russell Hibbs and Bunna Lawrie

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The spirits speak through and with you

Popping @ Pizza Paradiso, Poetry night ... See MoreSee Less

3 years ago

Popping @ Pizza Paradiso, Poetry night

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3 years ago

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TightropeWalking! Click link : shivakti.com/tracks/direct/1988054164/553648.mp3 ... See MoreSee Less

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3 years ago

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House gig ... See MoreSee Less

4 years ago

House gig

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SPIRIT, No man can buy the Earth,each creature sings it song.. A song for our relations
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4 years ago

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SPIRIT, No man can buy the Earth,each creature sings it song.. A song for our relations

shivakti.com/track/553620
SPIRIT, keep it sacred as it is.. Full track coming soon.. xxx
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4 years ago

http://shivakti.com/track/553620
SPIRIT, keep it sacred as it is.. Full track coming soon.. xxx

A wee bee message from little brother to big bro. Swami Sri Sri Sri Bhakti Bee and his kin urge us to slow down, relax, take thyme out & smell the flowers. We had to slow this ode down a 1000 times to bee able to translate its high frequencies. Many bee-ings are leaving this realm for the great honeycomb in the sky via the central sunflower. Stay tuned for transmissions, uploads & downloads. Om Shanti, Bhakti & Shakti Bee.Swami Sri Sri Sri Habibi Sufi Bhakti Bee ; To Bee ... See MoreSee Less

4 years ago

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Finn McMillan Much as I may nauseate loudly at hippie spirito/political sensibilities generally, please do enjoy Russell Hibbs and one of his beautiful little performances. I met him a few months back (and yes, I was as tie-dyed as the rest) and was privileged to hear a wonderful repertoire of his poignant, intelligent and funny songs and stories. And hey - get in quick, because after today and the 76,000,000 people (yes, they are the true figures no matter what Murdoch tells you) who turned up around Australia to march against Evil, and the inevitable shift this will no doubt cause in government policy and the advent of true light-bearers who will now hasten to usher in the New Age of Good Shit, clever hippies like Russell will no longer have reason or audience to be so inspiring. How YOU doin'?

saw you a few timed in England many moons ago. love your voice. are you coming back at all?

brilliant xx

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A Whirl around the Worlds, with Russell Hibbs and Shivakti. 7th March, 7.30, Preston's Lane, TyagarahCome as you are, for a whirl around the worlds with Shivakti. Shake a leg or lie back & listen as we journey through space and time turning reason back to rhyme. We look forward to sharing an evening of Song & Story, brewed in the Cauldron and served up fresh & hearty. It's so good to be doing gigs in this area again, we would love to see you on Friday the 7th. Ruz ... See MoreSee Less

4 years ago

A Whirl around the Worlds, with Russell Hibbs and Shivakti. 7th March, 7.30, Prestons Lane, Tyagarah

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Some snippets from our last gig...Thank you all for a wonderful evening! xxxWe had a great time at Nyck and Michelle's new space, opening night of Creative Intuitive. 8th Feb 2014 ... See MoreSee Less

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Beeze are humming......

24 hour FreeBee...

Welcome on a whirl around the worlds with Shivakti.... Alaap of the Gods available right Now for a Free taste... A seamless journey of song, music and story---This album is based around Vocals, Hand drums, Dilruba, Bass, Harmonium & Guitar. Lie back, chill out, turn it up and see you there!
www.Shivakti.net
Feel Free to buy if you like xxx
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24 hour FreeBee...

Welcome on a whirl around the worlds with Shivakti.... Alaap of the Gods available right Now for a Free taste... A seamless journey of song, music and story---This album is based around Vocals, Hand drums, Dilruba, Bass, Harmonium & Guitar. Lie back, chill out, turn it up and see you there!
www.Shivakti.net
Feel Free to buy if you like xxx

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Fantastic music! I can't turn it off. (Even when I do I can still hear it!)

wonderful album, I downloaded this last week, and have just played it over and over

such a beautiful page, blessings to you both love Kaliana xxx

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4 years ago

In the garden

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nice to see you

nice garden!

what earthly delight!

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4 years ago

2013 has been an amazing musical year for me.. After taking up playing harmonium and singing only two years ago, I have been a part of making two albums with Shivakti... We have played at several venues now, including festivals, retreat centers and various lounge room funtimes... It has been a delightful learning curve, and I am very grateful to my partner and mentor; Russell Hibbs, and my wonderful friends and band members Bharti and Mitsuo....
I also learned photoshop and created the covers for our two albums, AND set up our website; www.Shivakti.net

Looking forward to a Musical 2014 xxx Much Love
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2013 has been an amazing musical year for me.. After taking up playing harmonium and singing only two years ago, I have been a part of making two albums with Shivakti... We have played at several venues now, including festivals, retreat centers and various lounge room funtimes... It has been a delightful learning curve, and I am very grateful to my partner and mentor; Russell Hibbs, and my wonderful friends and band members Bharti and Mitsuo....
I also learned photoshop and created the covers for our two albums, AND set up our website; www.Shivakti.net

Looking forward to a Musical 2014 xxx Much Love

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Go Mayinda! You are gorgeous!

youtu.be/mEsMwDeJGHUHouse concert with Shivakti December, Gemini Full Moon 2013. Raag Bharti Jam ... See MoreSee Less

4 years ago

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wonderful music

<3

House concert in Ocean Shores, Gemini Full Moon, December 2013. Russell Hibbs, Mayinda Mayi Anando Bharti and Mitsuo Hanafuso. Filmed by Japetus ... See MoreSee Less

4 years ago

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As the end o 2013 spirals down the slipstream of thyme & tha year of da snake sheds it's skin. Shivakti are ready to bring their strange brand of pineal popping psychopomp & leg shaking circus to town. With two new albums available online, in quantum potentiality, and as material items. Available through most multi-dimensional outlets:- www. Shivakti.net
We share an evening with the Kashi Nath Boys on the 18th, then up to Maleny on the 22nd to the 'Awakening Centre' for a strum with Andy Copeman. All welcOm.
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As the end o 2013 spirals down the slipstream of thyme & tha year of da snake sheds its skin. Shivakti are ready to bring their strange brand of pineal popping psychopomp & leg shaking circus to town. With two new albums available online, in quantum potentiality, and as material items. Available through most multi-dimensional outlets:-           www. Shivakti.net 
We share an evening with the Kashi Nath Boys on the 18th, then up to Maleny on the 22nd to the Awakening Centre for a strum with Andy Copeman. All welcOm.

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LOVE THIS ALBUM

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4 years ago

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BHARTI ALBUM AND WEBSITE RELEASE.. May you be released..For a listen, Go to Shivakti.net ...... Love you Bharti!!! xxx ... See MoreSee Less

4 years ago

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BHARTI ALBUM AND WEBSITE RELEASE.. May you be released..For a listen, Go to Shivakti.net ...... Love you Bharti!!! xxx

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Thanks Russell and Mayinda - that's really sweet!

HAPPY DIWALI!! From this new moon in Scorpio solar eclipse bubbles a nu clear vision, brewed in the quantum cauldron of the Shakti reactor... So trip your tryptamine switch and enjoy this prayer for Mama Gaia, and Shine the Light! Go to sshivakti.bandzoogle.com. for a prelease preview ... See MoreSee Less

4 years ago

4 sleeps til album release ... See MoreSee Less

4 years ago

4 sleeps til album release

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so lovely; 3.5 sleeps and counting

When, where?

On bandzoogle.com, will post details...Will have some cd launches locally soon too. Love to you xxx

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Another album on it's way, these two Shivakti offerings 'Alaap of the God's' and 'Tightrope Walking' will be available within the month. ... See MoreSee Less

4 years ago

Another album on its way, these two Shivakti offerings Alaap of the Gods and Tightrope Walking will be available within the month.

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Hey guys what about some live gigs , would love to see and hear your beautiful sounds live! Bless xoxo

soon coming, Tara!

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4 years ago

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Feeling a bit fragile Russell?

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5 years ago

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